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Shaun ready for a stint behind bars

EX-Eastender Shaun Williamson, pictured right, will be taking the lead role in a new production of Porridge.

EX-Eastender Shaun Williamson, pictured right, will be taking the lead role in a new production of Porridge.

He will be stepping into the role of Fletcher - the jailbird played by Ronnie Barker in the original BBC sitcom.

Now the show’s original creators, Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, have written a brand new story for the stage. Rising star Daniel West will be playing Godber - Fletcher’s naive cellmate.

On air from 1974-1977, the comedy won a great acclaim but also courted controversy - with some tabloids criticising the show for glorifying prison life.

The stage version will be on at the Alexandra Theatre from February 8-10.

Tickets are available on 0844 847 2388 or from www.alexandratheatre.org.uk

 

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